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Where are they now?

At IVC, we recognise that you, our alumni, have gone on to have amazing lives and careers, taking you across the world to reach your goals, gaining families along the way. Through our increasing connections, we have been able to produce a document titled “Where are they now?” which details the biographies of some of our alumni members. This is not only incredibly interesting, but it is extremely useful for current students. It enables them to see what other people have achieved beyond College, therefore providing them with a passion to pursue their own dreams.

Alumni Profiles

Here you can read some of our alumni stories, and if you would like to submit your own piece for inclusion, please email

  • Pippa Goodhart

    Writer; Author of books 'You Choose' and 'Winnie the Witch' series

    Pippa Goodhart did a History degree at Leeds University, and then completed a PGCE at Durham (she now also has an honorary doctorate from De Montfort University).

    Pippa worked in Heffers Children's Bookshop for five years, then married and moved to Leicester. There she did freelance work for a publisher, taught playschool, child-minded, and brought up three daughters.

    In 1994, her first book, 'Flow', was published. Since then, Pippa has had over ninety books published, from board books, through picture books and young reader books, to novels for young readers. Some have won awards too!

    Best known are the picture book 'You Choose,' and the 'Winnie the Witch' storybooks which she writes under the pen name of Laura Owen. Now Pippa likes to combine writing with teaching adults who want to write for children, and in doing school visits as an author. In 2012, she and her family moved back to Grantchester having built their own house, and in September 2014, Pippa visited IVC on the anniversary weekend as part of the 75th celebrations.

    For more information on Pippa, see her website:

    A Piece of Advice
    “Don't worry that you can't yet see a path for yourself through adult life. It will emerge, and it will be interesting and fun and challenging, and better than you dared hope”.